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Copa del Rey

  • October 30, 2012
  • • 19:00
  • • Estadio Municipal de Llagostera, Llagostera
  • Referee: Jesús Gil
  • • Attendance: 2500
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Llagostera - Valencia Preview: Los Che look to get Copa del Rey campaign up and running

Llagostera - Valencia Preview: Los Che look to get Copa del Rey campaign up and running

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Following a disappointing start to La Liga, the Costa Blanca club will be aiming to secure a place in the last 16 at the expense of the Segunda Division B side

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

LLAGOSTERA

Wilfred
Canal, Aimar, Vallhonesta, Gonzalez
Tarradellas, Serramitja, Joaqui, Tito
Granell, Rubio

VALENCIA CF

Alves
Pereira, Rami, Costa, Cissokho
Gago, Banega, Costa
Viera, Soldado, Bernat


Valencia coach Mauricio Pellegrino will be looking to put the disappointing weekend defeat to Betis behind him as his side begin their Copa del Rey campaign.

However, he will be without the services of injured duo Sergio Canales and David Albelda, both of whom are suffering respective leg and hamstring injuries.

The hosts' coach Oriol Alsina has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash following his sides 2-0 weekend Segunda Division B win over Valencia II.

Alsina is likely to persist with the same starting XI for the encounter with La Liga outfit as he looks to cause a first-leg upset.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Llagostera have won one of their last four games at the Estadi Municipal.
  • The Segunda Division B side have already claimed a scalp over Los Che having defeated their 'B' team at the weekend.
  • Llagostera are having temporary stands put up for the encounter which will boost the capacity of the Estadi Municipal to 2,400.
  • Valencia have lost five of their last six games away from home.
  • Los Che frontman Roberto Soldado (pictured, right) is just eight goals away from his 50th in all domestic competitions since his arrival in 2010.
  • The Copa del Rey encounter will be the first time Valencia have played Llagostera in their history.

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Available Squads
-MoragónGoalkeeper
-J. GuemezMidfielder
42Albert CanalDefender
-Alfonso ArtabeDefender
-Álex GranellMidfielder
-PituMidfielder
-Álex MorenoStriker
-JoaquiMidfielder
30GuaitaGoalkeeper
18Jose Andrés GuardadoMidfielder
19BarragánDefender
20Ricardo CostaDefender
18Víctor RuizDefender
10ParejoMidfielder
-Ever BanegaMidfielder
31José GayaDefender
8Sofiane FeghouliMidfielder
7JonasStriker
18Haedo ValdézStriker
1Diego AlvesGoalkeeper
20Aly CissokhoDefender
24Tino CostaMidfielder
-AlbeldaMidfielder
-Jonathan VieraStriker
Players to Watch
Pitu
Pitu
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
1 0 0 0
The 28-year-old midfielder has three goals to his name this season and he'll be looking to cause Aly Cissokho problems during the encounter.
Roberto Soldado
Roberto Soldado
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Spain international netted a hat-trick during Valencia's recent trip to BATE Borisov in the Champions League and despite not scoring in the weekend defeat to Real Betis, he should be looking to net at the Segunda Division B side.
Prediction
Llagostera have won just once in their last four encounters at home and despite only winning one in six away, Valencia should have enough about them to pick up a first-leg win and take control of the tie.
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